The Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer an Empty Bowls Virtual Soup Sale on March 13 at the Stuart Rotary Memorial Building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is being held in memory of Joni Hunt, past director of the Food Bank and tireless advocate for food security in the county. Joni passed away from cancer in January of 2020.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank, which has seen an increase in need during the pandemic.
Local restaurants and organizations will be contributing soups to the event which will be packaged in quarts and labeled with ingredients.
Primland, the Reynolds Homestead, and One Family Productions are contributing soups, and more are expected to be added. Each quart is $10.
A commemorative ceramic soup bowl will be distributed for every 2 quarts of soup purchased.
Orders can be placed online at the Patrick County Chamber website through Thursday, March 11.
Those who wish to purchase tickets in person may do so at the chamber, 334 Patrick Avenue, during regular business hours Mondays through Thursdays.
Soups are to be picked up at the Memorial Building at Rotary Field in Stuart on Saturday, March 13 from 10 to 1. Drive up and a volunteer will deliver to your car.
Additional Donations to the Patrick County Community Food Bank can be made at the March 13 pickup or mailed to Patrick County Community Food Bank, PO BOX 1304, Stuart, VA 24171.